Zea Mays Starch


→ Mexican Name: Maíz
→ INCI: Zea Mays Starch
→ Derivation: 🌿 Plant
→ Country of origin: 🇲🇽 Mexico


Maíz originating from Mexico's corn plant (scientifically known as Zea mays), offers numerous benefits for the skin. Derived from corn kernels, this natural ingredient serves as a gentle absorbent and texture enhancer in skincare formulations, effectively mattifying oily areas and improving overall skin texture.


  • Antioxidant
  • Soothe
  • Pore minimising
  • Mattifying


Its adeptness in absorbing excess oil and moisture makes it ideal for mattifying the skin and reducing shine, especially beneficial for oily or combination skin types. Moreover, its gentle, soothing nature renders it effective in alleviating skin irritation, itching, and inflammation, suitable for sensitive skin formulations. Additionally, corn starch's cooling properties make it a valuable ingredient in natural remedies for sunburns, rashes, and insect bites, forming a protective barrier that aids in the skin's healing process.


Textural Irregularities, Cleansing, Visible Shine, Uneven Skin Tone

Suitable for

  • All skin types

Our approach to ingredients

At Viva Maia, we're proud to introduce a unique skincare collection that marries the profound heritage of pre-Hispanic cultures with modern scientific innovation.

Our formulations are crafted from 100% natural ingredients, selected for their effectiveness and eco-friendly nature. With Mexico's rich biodiversity, we tap into potent and sustainable ingredients.

We cultivate many of these ingredients ourselves and meticulously handcraft our extracts, powders, and oils.